farve

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Older farge, færge, from Middle Low German varwe, verwe, from Old Saxon *farwi, *farawi (colour), from Proto-Germanic *farwō, from Proto-Indo-European *per-, *perḱ- (motley, coloured). Cognate with Old High German farawa (color) (German Farbe), Old High German faro (colored), Latin pulcher (beautiful, sheen), Ancient Greek περκνός (perknós, multicolored), Old Irish earc (spotted).

Noun[edit]

farve c (singular definite farven, plural indefinite farver, plural definite farverne)

  1. color (US), colour (UK)
  2. color, human skin tone
  3. dye, colourant used for hair

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